University of Pennsylvania
USDA inspection reports from 6/20/02 indicate violations
in the area of inadequate veterinary care for inadequate monitoring of
animals (sheep) after surgery was performed. The sheep were not receiving
post-surgical pain relievers.
Cat records for 2001 did not indicate how the cats had
been used, or in which experiment. The annual report for the facility was
found to be in violation of USDA regulations because there were several
potentially painful or stressful studies involving pigs and sheep which
induced cardiovascular infarcts.
The automatic watering system in the Stemmler Biosafety
Containment Suite was turned off preventing rabbits from having access to
water. At least one rabbit drank "excessively" after the water was
There are many instances of violations in areas of
environmental enhancement for primates. Several examples are illustrative:
"Two single housed rhesus in IHGT are exhibiting stereotypic behaviors but
are receiving no additional special enrichment. These are rhesus 94B106
who is stress pacing and AC3H who is very aggressive and exhibiting
Reports for 6/21/01 indicated violations in the areas of
IACUCs, Veterinary Care (a repeat violation), Sanitation and Primary
Enclosures. The IACUC violations involved improper multiple surgeries
performed on rabbits and inappropriate analgesic administration.